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: Third Test Match: Australia v. England

at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Commentary during the last half-hour of the third day's play.

(Broadcast in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Commission)


Commentator: Alan McGilvray
Commentator: Victor Richardson
Commentator: A.G. Moyes
Commentator: Bernard Kerr

: Housewives' Choice

David Jacobs introduces your request records


Presenter: David Jacobs

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Bobby Pagan at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Bobby Pagan

: Music While You Work

Central Band of the Royal Air Force
(by permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by Wing-Cdr. A. E. Sims, M.B.E. Organising Director of Music
Royal Air Force


Conducted By: Wing-Cdr. A. E. Sims, M.B.E.

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Jonquil Antony

: Melody on Strings

Light music string ensemble
Directed by Max Jaffa


Musical Director: Max Jaffa

: The Archers

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
The daily events in the lives of country folk.


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane
Daniel Archer, the farmer: Harry Oakes
Doris Archer, his wife: Gwen Berryman
Philip Archer, their younger son: Norman Painting
Christine Archer,their daughter: Pamela Mant
Jack Archer, their elder son: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer, his wife: June Spencer
Grace Fairbrother: Monica Grey
Walter Gabriel, Dan's neighbour: Robert Mawdesley
Simon, the farm-hand: Eddie Robinson

: Let's Make Music

Eric Winstone and his Orchestra with Julie Dawn, Leslie Howard and the Stagecoachers, Harry Gold and his Pieces of Eight with Betty Taylor and the Buccaneers
Introduced by Peter King


Presenter: Peter King
Musicians: Eric Winstone and his Orchestra
Singer: Julie Dawn
Musicians: Leslie Howard and the Stagecoachers
Musicians: Harry Gold and his Pieces of Eight
Singer: Betty Taylor
Musicians: The Buccaneers
Producer: John Hooper

: Hullo There!

A Christmas holiday programme
Edited by Lionel Gamlin
'The Boy from the Forest'
A tale of adventure in the days of the Redskins
Adapted for broadcasting by Evelyn Russell from 'The Forest and the Fort' by Hervey Allen
3 - 'Inside the Fort'


Editor: Lionel Gamlin
Author (The Forest and the Fort): Hervey Allen
Adapted by (The Boy from the Forest): Evelyn Russell
Salathiel Albine: Don Harren
Lieutenant Francis: Clive Baxter
Hawkins: Julian Belfrage
Captain Ecuyer: Alec Mango
Sergeant Murphy: Wilfred Babbage
Sergeant McCritchie: Basil Grey
Bustle McQuisten: Betty Hardy
Storyteller: Noel Johnson


Conductor, Charles Groves


Conductor: Charles Groves

: F.A. Cup Draw

Commentary by Raymond Glendenning on the draw for the Fourth Round of the F.A. Cup.
From the F.A. Council Chamber, Lancaster Gate, London


Commentary: Raymond Glendenning

: Listen with Mother

A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music

During the past four weeks, in celebrating the Christmas season, we have introduced our under-fives to a considerable body of new material, both in story and song, at a much greater pace than is our usual custom. This week, therefore, after so much novelty, we are relaxing into the comfort of the familiar. There is only one new story, 'The Fairy's Home,' by Nesta Nuttall which can be heard on Wednesday. The rest are old favourites, long-remembered and greatly in demand - on Thursday, Diana Ross' story of the five little boys who made a house (hammer, hammer, hammer, bang, bang, bang!) and on the remaining days, three stories by Joan E. Cass. These will be the two tales about Shirley and her kittens, Blackie and Snowball, and the one about Timothy who had a threepenny bit to buy a sugary bun and who went 'splish, splash, splosh' through the puddles. We heard of one little girl who joyfully did likewise in her best shoes, so we have taken the precaution this time of pointing out to our listeners that Timothy could not have done it had he not been wearing his rubber boots! (Elizabeth A. Taylor)

: Woman's Hour

A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Mary Hill and including:
'As Cheap as One': Valerie Lorraine recalls some of her more light-hearted experiences looking for a house in Liverpool
'Reading Your Letters': the first of a new series of programmes based on letters written to 'Woman's Hour' by listeners
'My Job': Ursula Torday talks about organising holidays in England for Jewish children who have been orphaned by the war in Europe
'December Profile': a radio portrait of a woman in the news during the past month, by Gordon Cruickshank
Serial: 'Middlemarch' by George Eliot. Abridged by Nancy Pusey. Read by Carleton Hobbs


Presenter: Mary Hill
Speaker: Valerie Lorraine
Speaker: Ursula Torday
Speaker: Gordon Cruickshank
Author (Middlemarch): George Eliot
Abridged by (Middlemarch): Nancy Pusey
Reader (Middlemarch): Carleton Hobbs

: Music for the Housewife

Reginald Leopold and his Players
with Newton Goodson (tenor)


Musicians: Reginald Leopold and his Players
Tenor: Newton Goodson

: Forces Educational Broadcast: Citizenship: 2: Ships for the World

People and Resources
A Journey through Britain

Colin Wills visits Clydeside and talks to the shipbuilders. He tells the story of this great industry on the Clyde and describes a shipyard scene


Presenter: Colin Wills

: Music While You Work

Tommy Kinsman and his Dance Orchestra


Musicians: Tommy Kinsman and his Dance Orchestra

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family


Writer: Jonquil Antony

: Monday Matinee Marjorie Westbury in ' WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION'

A play by Jon Manchip White based on a short story by Agatha Christie


Play By: Jon Manchip White
Story By: Agatha Christie

: Reginald Foort

at the BBC theatre organ


Organist: Reginald Foort

: The Younger Generation: Under-20 Parade

A slice of life served up for family listening by Tony East and Gwenda Morris
Presenting the news, views, and doings of up-and-coming under-twenties including:

You're Only Young Once: 16
In which a foggy night makes matters much clearer


Presenter: Tony East
Presenter: Gwenda Morris
Script (You're Only Young Once): Edward J. Mason

: Life with the Lyons: 10: It's a Man's World

A series of domestic comedies written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block, and Bill Harding
[Starring] Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon
with Barbara Lyon, Richard Lyon, Molly Weir, Doris Rogers, Ian Sadler, Horace Percival and David Enders


Writer: Bebe Daniels
Writer: Bob Block
Writer: Bill Harding
Herself: Bebe Daniels
Himself: Ben Lyon
Herself: Barbara Lyon
Himself: Richard Lyon
[Actress]: Molly Weir
[Actress]: Doris Rogers
[Actor]: Ian Sadler
[Actor]: Horace Percival
[Actor]: David Enders
Musicians: The Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Stanley Black
Incidental Music: Arthur Wilkinson
Production: Tom Ronald

: Variety Fanfare

Heralding Variety in the North
with The Kordites, MacKenzie Reid and Dorothy, Len Marten, Albert and Les Ward, Jack Watson, Cavan O'Connor, Robb Wilton
Ray Martin and his Orchestra


Singers: The Kordites
Performers: MacKenzie Reid and Dorothy
Comedian: Len Marten
Performers: Albert and Les Ward
Performer: Jack Watson
Performer: Cavan O'Connor
Comedian: Robb Wilton
Musicians: Ray Martin and his Orchestra
Presented by: Bowker Andrews

: Ronnie Ronalde

'The Voice of Variety'
Accompanied by the BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe


Singer/Siffleur: Ronnie Ronalde
Musicians: The BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Presenter: Jean Metcalfe
Producer: Glyn Jones

: The Half-Century: 2: 1914-1918

Six weekly programmes spanning fifty years of eventful history

The first World War seen through the eyes of the man in the front line.
Contributions specially written for 1916, by J.L. Hodson; 1917, by Edmund Blunden; 1918, by Alan Thomas; and recollections of the Royal Flying Corps by Cecil Lewis.


Speaker: J.L. Hodson
Speaker: Edmund Blunden
Speaker: Alan Thomas
Speaker: Cecil Lewis
Music specially arranged and conducted by: Francis Collinson
Production: Francis Dillon

: Stanley Black

and the Dance Orchestra
with Dick James, Marie Benson


Musicians: Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra
Singer: Dick James
Singer: Marie Benson


'The Skipper's Wooing' by W. W. Jacobs
Reader, Preston Lockwood
6—' The Skipper's Confession '


Reader: Preston Lockwood

: Music Tapestry

The Pavilion Players directed by David Wolfsthal with Desiree MacEwan (piano)


Directed By: David Wolfsthal
Piano: Desiree MacEwan

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